According to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), there has been an eight per cent leap in the number of people working in the sector – from 102,987 to 112,055.
This compares to an overall rise in UK employment of just one percent.
David Hunt, managing partner of renewables recruitment specialist Hyperion Executive Search, said: “These figures back up what we are seeing as a specialist in renewables recruitment. Companies are posting more job opportunities which is not only creating opportunities for those in the industry, but also for those with transferable skills interested in moving across to the sector.
“The continuing upward curve of opportunities confirms that we were right as a business to focus entirely on renewables recruitment unlike most other recruiters who hedge their bets by covering a number of different sectors.
“We have a growing number of clients both within the UK and Europe which appreciate our commitment to their sector which brings with it extensive market knowledge and contacts.”